Arsenal have been hit by one more injury blow, with Sead Kolasinac having picked up what seems like a painful downside on international duty. The Bosnia and Herzegovina defender began for his nation on Saturday afternoon in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in opposition to Finland – a conflict that was key to their hopes of reserving a spot on the match. He solely lasted slightly below 40 minutes although, having been on the top of what was an terrible sort out by Finnish defender Jukka Raitala. Kolasinac’s ankle appeared to buckle beneath him within the course of of the problem and he then needed to be carried from the sphere by medical employees, with ice compressed across the potential injury.
Raitala was despatched off as a consequence of the problem, though that might not be an excessive amount of of a comfort to Kolasinac, who might now be out for an prolonged interval of time. The defender, who was on-loan at Schalke 04 final time period, has made 4 appearances up to now for the Gunners this season, with only one begin within the Premier League. Should he be restricted to the sidelines for a while, then he’ll be part of the already-injured contingent on the Emirates Stadium that features the likes of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey. Fortunately, his absence may not be felt too severely by Mikel Arteta, with the Gunners being nicely stocked at left-back. Kieran Tierney has recurrently been first alternative in north London since his transfer from Celtic however has been usurped by Nuno Tavares in latest weeks, with the younger defender having impressed after his summer season arrival from Benfica. More information is anticipated on Kolasinac’s health ahead of his nation’s conflict with Ukraine on Tuesday night as their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign involves an finish.